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Yuletide: NSCDC Deploys Over 600 Personnel To Zamfara

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Due to the security tension in the state, the Zamfara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed hundreds of its personnel to strategic areas ahead of the Yuletide.

Naija News reports that this was confirmed to newsmen by the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Bello Mohammed Mua’zu.

Addressing journalists today at the command’s headquarters in Gusau, the State capital, Muazu said the state is no longer a safe haven for criminals.

He warned miscreants and criminals to repent their ways and keep off the state. According to Mua’zu, over 600 personnel were deployed to effectively man every nook and cranny of the State before, during and after the festive period.

He reiterated that personnel in plain clothes and uniforms from various units had been effectively galvanized to man the motor parks, recreational centres and other areas of large gatherings, especially churches, to forestall any form of a security breach.

The NSCDC boss charged the Rapid Response Unit, the Agro Rangers and other special units of the Corps to clamp down on anyone who attempts to breach the peace in this period.

Fearless 29-year-old Lady Attacks Kidnappers With AK-47 Rifle, Set Free Three Victims

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old lady, identified as Lucy Jeremiah Tapnang, has attacked a gang of kidnappers, disarming one of them of his AK-47, while setting free three kidnapped victims in the Barakin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, revealed this while speaking with newsmen on Monday, December 19, 2022.

The PPRO explained that last Tuesday, gunmen accosted and kidnapped some travellers at the corner of Fulani near the Science School, Kuru, K-Vom in Jos South local government area of the state while in transit from Abuja to Mangu.

Alabo said, “Upon receipt of this report, the Command immediately spread dragnets across the state. In a bid to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Bartholomew N. Onyeka, psc (+), ordered all police divisional headquarters under area commands to comb the forest(s) within their areas of responsibility.

“While acting on the order, the Divisional Police Officer Barkin-Ladi, CSP Yusuf Data, led a team of police operatives to Kassa Forest, where they came into contact with the kidnapped victims through credible information.

“Worthy of note was that one of the victims, a female by the name of Lucy Jeremiah Tapnang, displayed bravery by challenging her captors’ grip knowing that help was on the way.”

The spokesperson said that the act of bravery led to their escape from the kidnappers’ den before the police rescued them.


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The PPRO pointed out that Tapnang, who was rescued with various injuries, was taken to the police clinic for treatment while the other victims – Ismail Suleiman, a male from Biu, Borno State, and Shuaibu Haruna, a male from Bombe State – responded well to treatment and have since been reunited with their families.